Heart disease tops killer list — CHO PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 12 February 2012 16:41

Heart disease remains to be the number one cause of death in the City, claiming over a thousand lives last year according to records from the City Heath Office.

Of the 4, 363 deaths, cardiovascular disease or heart diseases cover 25% of the record with 1, 283 mortalities, making it the top cause of death since 2007.

Based on the same report, the number of deaths also increased from 1, 040 in 2010 to the present figure. What is even more alarming, according to CHO, is that the age bracket of the casualties is getting younger.

The once coined as “disease of the aged” seemed to be prevalent among the younger generations especially to those who are in their late 20’s.
City Health Officer Rodelin Agbulos advised the public to be conscious of their lifestyle.

“Cardiovascular disease or disease of the heart is mostly caused by living a sedentary lifestyle. It can be prevented if proper and healthy diet is observed coupled with regular exercises” he said.

Agbulos also emphasized that cardiovascular disease has been the top cause of death for five years now.

Next to heart disease in the top 10 cause of death list are: cerebrovascular disease (stroke), cancer, pneumonia, sepsis, tuberculosis, gunshot wound, diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (lungs), and chronic renal failure (kidneys). — Richard Aliangan